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20th Century Works for Flute and Orchestra Ernest BLOCH (1880 – 1959) Suite Modale (1956) - Frank MARTIN (1890 – 1974) Ballade (1939) - Arthur FOOTE (1853 – 1937) A Night Piece (1918) - Kevin BEAVERS (born 1971)
Nocturne Fantasy (1995) - John CORIGLIANO (born 1938) Voyage (1983) -
Martin KENNEDY (born 1978)
Souvenir (1995) - David MORGAN (born 1957)
Romance (2001) - Nicholas UNDERHILL (born 1953) Nocturne (1995) - Katherine HOOVER (born 1937) Nocturne (1977) - Andrzej PANUFNIK (1914 – 1991)
Andantino (1949) Katherine DeJongh (flute) - Anna Sikorzak-Olek (harp) - Beata Cywínska (piano) - Polish National Chamber Orchestra of Słupsk Sinfonia Baltica - Bohdan Jramołowicz Recorded: Słupsk State Theatre, Słupsk, Poland, May 2001 CENTAUR CRC 2585 [73:15] [HC]

A delightful anthology … tunefulness and brevity … see Full Review

Karel Ančerl Conducts Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) - Tzigane Concert Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra (1924) - Edouard LALO (1823-1892) - Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra (1873) - Karl Amadeus HARTMANN (1905-1963) Concerto funèbre for Violin and String Orchestra (1939) Ida Haendel (violin) and + André Gertler (violin) - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Karel Ančerl - Rec. * Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum, Prague March 25-27, 1964; + Domovina Studio, Prague April 29, 1968 SUPRAPHON SU 3677-2 011 [65:51] [IL]

Splendid performances of the Ravel and Lalo, and a heartfelt reading of Hartmann’s vision of tragedy, make this a confident recommendation. … see Full Review

Austrian Images Ivan ERÖD (b.1936) Trio Op.59 (1991)a Gottfied von EINEM (1918 – 1996) Verdehr-Trio Op.97 (1992)a Thomas Christian DAVID (b.1925) Trio No.1 (1978)b Trio No.2 (1989)b Trio No.3 (1995)b Verdehr Trio (Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Silvia Roederer, pianoa; Gary Kirkpatrick, pianob) Recorded: ORF Studio, Klagenfurt (David No.1); ORF Studio, Vienna (David No.2); Konzerthaus Studio, Vienna (David No.3) and WFMT Studios, Chicago (von Einem, Eröd), no dates given CRYSTAL RECORDS CD 944 [74:30] [HC]

Unfamiliar though worthwhile works in clean and affectionate readings. There is much to enjoy here. … see Full Review

Eduard Van Beinum (1900-1959) CD 1 Ambroise THOMAS (1811-1896) Mignon: Overture (1) Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) Symphony no.6 in C, D.589 (2) Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Symphony no.2 in D, op.73 (3) CD 2 Otto NICOLAI (1810-1849) Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Overture (4) Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Don Juan, op.20 (5) Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) Scheherazade, op.35 (6) Sir Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Cockaigne (In London Town), op.40 (7) Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra (1-6) London Philharmonic Orchestra (7)/Eduard van Beinum Rec. Locations: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (1, 2, 4, 6), Staatstheater, Stuttgart (3, 5), Kingsway Hall, London (7); Dates: 10.4.1956 (1, 4), 22-25.5.1957 (2), 16.9.1955 (3, 5), 22-29.5.1956 (6), 13.5.1949 (7). 3 and 5 are live recordings issued for the first time Great Conductors Of The 20th Century: vol. 26 EMI CLASSICS IMG ARTISTS 5 75941 2 [2 CDs: 75:43+78:54]

Some fine performances, but the case for including van Beinum among the "Great Conductors of the 20th Century" is not carried by this compilation. … see Full Review

The Beloved Son: A Celebration of Faith in His Name Gerald NEAR (b.1942) Prelude on Ave Colenda Trinitas; Prelude on O Sacrum Convivium - Jean LANGLAIS (1907-1991) Trois Paraphrases Grégoriennes: Mors et resurrectio
PLAINCHANT Antiphon: Baptizat miles regem - Responsory: In columbae specie - Antiphon: Ductus est Jesus - Communion: Dicit Andreas - Introit: Dominus secus mare - Communion: Beati mundo corde - Antiphon: Vos reliquistis - Communion: Quinque prudentes virgines - Communion: Simile est regnum caelorum - Communion: Dicit dominues: Implete hydrias - Antiphon: In diebus illis - Antiphon: Erat quidam regulus - Antiphon: Cognovit autem - Antiphon: Dicebat enim - Antiphon: At Jesus conversus - Antiphon: Stans autem Jesus - Antiphon: Accepit ergo - Antiphon: De quinque panibus - Antiphon: Assumpsit Jesus Petrum - Responsory: In splendenti nube - Antiphon: Ego sum ressurectio - Communion: Videns Dominus - Antiphon: Principes sacerdotum - Gradual: Christus factus est - Antiphon: Hosanna filio David - Antiphon: Pueri Hebraeorum portantes - Antiphon: Intravit Jesus - Antiphon: Maria ergo - Antiphon: Postquam surrexit - Offertory: Ubi Caritas - Antiphon: Coenantibus autem - Communion: Hoc corpus - Hymn: Pange Lingua - Offertory: Improprerium - Alleluia: Confitemini Domino David Chalmers (organ) - SharonRose Pfeiffer (organ) - Gloriae Dei Cantores Schola/Dr. Mary Berry - Rec. September, November 2001, Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, Massachusetts GLORIAE DEI CANTORES GDCD032 [64.60] [RH]

An imaginatively programmed disc of Gregorian Chant, admirably directed by Dr. Mary Berry. … see Full Review

Jussi BJÖRLING (tenor) 1911-1960: 25 original mono recordings 1930-1952 Jacques OFFENBACH (1819-1875) La Belle Hélène, ‘Paris' entrance air’, Act 1 Sung in Swedish - Carl MILLOCKER (1842-1899) Der Bettelstudent, ‘Simon - Laura duet’ (Act 2) ‘Simon's Air’ (Act 3) Sung in Swedish - Johann STRAUSS II (1825-1899) Der Zigeunbaron, ‘Barinkay - Saffi duet’, (Act 2): Sung in Swedish - Emmerich KALMAN (1882-1953) Das Veilchen vom Montmartre, ‘Tango’ Sung in Swedish - Rudolf FRIML (1879-1972) The Vagabond King, ‘Only a Rose’ - Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) ‘Violer’ (Salut d’Amour, Op12) Sung in Swedish - SWEDISH TRADITIONAL ‘Ack Varmerland’ - SCHRADER ‘Serenade’ Sung in Swedish - Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) ‘Morgen’ - Ruggero LEONCAVALLO (1858-1919) ‘Mattinata’ - Francesco Paolo TOSTI (1846-1916) ‘L’Alba Separa Dalla Luce L’Ombra’ - ‘Ideale’ - Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) ‘In the Silence of Night’ and ‘Lilacs’ - Stephen FOSTER (1826-1864) ‘Jeanie with the light brown hair’ - Guy d’HARDELOT (1858-1926) ‘Because’ - Oley SPEAKS (1874-1948) ‘Sylvia’ (Ivor Newton, pno) - CAMPBELL-TIPTON ‘A spirit flower’ (Ivor Newton, pno) - Eduardo Di CAPUA (1865-1917) ‘O sole mio’ - Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) Turandot, ‘Nessun dorma’ - Manon Lescaut, ‘Donna’ non vidi mai’ - Umberto GIORDANO (1867-1948) Fedora, ‘Amor ti vieta’ - Benjamin GODARD (1849-1895) Jocelyn, ‘Berceuse’ - Georges BIZET (1838-1875) Les Pecheurs de perles, ‘Au fond du temple saint’ (with Robert Merrill, bar) Various orchestras and conductors ASV LIVING ERA CD AJA5472 [75.21] [RJF]

This issue will be of interest to those wanting the singer’s earlier recordings and who are enured to less than perfect re-mastering, or to put a more positive slant, preferring less doctoring of the sound. see Full Review

British Clarinet Concertos - Alan PAUL (1905 – 1968) Clarinet Concerto (1958) - Joseph HOROWITZ (born 1926) Concertante (1948) - Guy WOOLFENDEN (born 1937) Clarinet Concerto (1985, rev. 2002) - Geoffrey BUSH (1920 – 1998) Rhapsody (1940) - Malcolm MACDONALD (1916 – 1992) Cuban Rondo (1960) - Adrian CRUFT (1921 – 1987) Clarinet Concertino Op.21 (1955) - Alan RIDOUT (1934 – 1996) Clarinet Concertino (1978) - Ian Scott (clarinet) Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Gavin Sutherland - Recorded: Henry Wood Hall, London, April 2002 ASV WHITE LINE CD WHL 2141 [72:14] [HC]

Excellent performances throughout that serve the music well. Warmly recommended, anyway, were it only for pleasure’s sake. … see Full Review

British Film Composers in Concert - Clifton PARKER (1905-1989) Thieves Carnival – Overture (1959) - Two Choreographic Studies: Alla spagnola and Alla cubana (1940) - Leighton LUCAS (1903-1982) Ballet de la Reine (1949 rev 1957): Entrée et pavan; Air de luth; Courante; Tordion; Sarabande; Bransles - Anthony COLLINS (1892-1964) Eire Suite (1938): Battle March; To the Mourne Mountains (Reverie); Fluter’s Hooley (Reel) - Bruce MONTGOMERY (1921-1978) Scottish Aubade - Scottish Lullaby - Eric ROGERS (1921-1981) Palladium Symphony: First Movement – Rhapsody; Second Movement – Spring-time; Third Movement – Scherzo; Fourth Movement – Finale Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Gavin Sunderland - Recorded 16-18 September 2002 at The Warehouse, London ASV WHITE LINE CD WHL 2145 [71:48] [IL]

Delightful light music by less celebrated British film composers. … see Full Review

British Music for Piano Duet Peter WARLOCK (1894 – 1930) Capriol Suite (1926) - York BOWEN (1884 – 1961) Suite Op.52 (1918) - Three Pieces Op.71 (1923) - William WALTON (1902 – 1983) Façade Suite (1923, arr. Lambert) - Thea MUSGRAVE (born 1928) Excursions (1965) - Lennox BERKELEY (1903 – 1990) Palm Court Waltz Op.81 No.2 (1971) - Philip LANE (born 1950) Scherzo Burlesco (1970) Peter Lawson, Alan MacLean (piano duet) - Recorded: The Princess Hall, Cheltenham, April 1996 CAMPION RRCD 1353 [72:51] [HC]

No big masterpieces, maybe, but immense musical pleasure from first to last. … see Full Review

Celtic Harmonies - Phil CUNNINGHAM The Sea Kingdoms - Alan STIVELL Airde Cuan; Marv Pontkalleg; Eliz Iza; Suite Irlandaise - SECRET GARDEN/Rolf LOVLAND Elegie; Hymn to Hope - Brian DULLAGHAN Little Fairy -
THE CORRS The Minstrel Boy - Granville BANTOCK Celtic Symphony for string orchestra and six harps - Alan Stivell (celtic harp) for all Stivell tracks Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Vernon Handley (Symphony) - rec. 1970-2003 UNIVERSAL 039 607-2 [66.22] [RB]

Though linked a TV series this album stands well on its own attractive merits. Outstanding are the Cunningham, Stivell and Dullaghan tracks. ... see Full Review

Dallas Space Spectacular - Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949) Also Sprach Zarathustra (1896) - Gustav HOLST (1874-1934) The Planets (1918) Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Litton - Rec (Zarathustra) 23-26 Jan 1997; (Planets) 18-21 Sept 1997, McDermott Hall, Dallas DELOS DE 3225 [2CDs: 34.23+48.55] [TB]

A well-shaped and most satisfying account of Holst's masterpiece … see Full Review

Songs of Debussy and Mozart Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Beau soir; Pierrot - Apparition - Pantomime - Fêtes galante (1st book) – En sourdine - Fantouche - Clair de lune - Ariettes oubliées – C’est l’extase langoureuse - Il pleure dans mon coeur - L’ombre des arbres - Chevaux de bois - Green - Spleen Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) Dans un bois solitaire KV 308 - Oiseaux, si tous les ans KV 307 - Warnung KV 472 - Der Zauberer KV 472 - Das Veilchen KV 476 - Sehnsucht nach dem Frühlinge KV 596 - Als Luise die Briefe ihres untreuen Liebhabers verbrannte KV 520 - KV 523 Juliane Banse (soprano) Andras Schiff (piano) - Recorded January 2001, Reitstadel, Neumarkt ECM NEW SERIES 1772 [60’04] [TH]

Banse’s subtle, dark-toned soprano is ideal for this material … see Full Review

Eric Ericson Conducts Virtuoso Choral Music CLARION CLR 902CD [3CDs: 62:50+70:06+66:38]

If you love choirs, and the endless beauty and variety of the human voice, you’ll revel in these masterly performances. … see Full Review

Max Fiedler conducts Brahms and Schumann Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77 Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Symphony No. 1 in B flat major Op. 38 Siegfried Borries (violin) Berlin Radio Orchestra conducted by Max Fiedler Recorded live October 1936 (Brahms) and December 1936 (Schumann) MUSIC AND ARTS CD 1092 [72.17] [JW]

Rare Fiedler recordings made available at long last … see Full Review

Flights Of Fancy Crescent Duo John RUTTER (b.1945) Three American Miniatures for flute and clarinet (1981) - Malcolm ARNOLD (b.1921) Divertimento for flute, oboe and clarinet (1953) - Thomas Christian DAVID (b.1925) Sonata for flute and clarinet (1980) - David LIPTAK (b.1949) Duo for flute and clarinet (1992) - Norman C. DIETZ (b.1919) Dialog (flute and bass clarinet) (1988-89) - Walter PISTON (1894-1976) Three Pieces for flute, clarinet and bassoon (1925) - Donald SLOAN (b.1956) Five Flights of Fancy for flute and clarinet (1984) - Antoni STALOWSKI (1907-1973) Duo for flute and clarinet (1939) - David R.GILLINGHAM (b.1947) American Counterpoint for flute, clarinet and alto saxophone (2001) Crescent Duo (Joanna White, flute, Kennen White, clarinet) - Roger Rehm, oboe, MaryBeth Minnis, bassoon, and John Nichol, saxophone - Recorded May 2001 in the Recital Hall, School of Music, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan CENTAUR CRC 2603 [GPJ]

Far too good to be confined to just a few connoisseurs of wind chamber music. … see Full Review

Ferenc FRICSAY (1914 – 1963) in rehearsal Bedrich SMETANA (1824 – 1884) Vltava from Ma Vlast, (1874) Sudfunk Sinfonieorchester conducted by Ferenc Fricsayrecorded at South German Radio Studios in 1960, DVD TDK DV DOCFF [55 mins] [JP]

Intense musical inspiration and concentration from both conductor and orchestra … see Full Review


VOICES - 2 Half-Close Your Eyes: The Verlaine Songbook Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
3 Mélodies de Verlaine (1891)* Mandoline (1882)* Ariettes oubliées* Fêtes galantes, Set 1 (1891)* Fêtes galantes, Set 2 (1904)** Gustave CHARPENTIER (1860-1950) Chanson d’automne (1890)** Charles BORDES (1863-1909) Colloque sentimental** Reynaldo HAHN (1875-1947) Fêtes galantes(1892)* Offrande (1891)* POLDOWSKI (Irene Wieniawska) (1880-1932) Colombine** Arthur HONEGGER (1892-1955) Un grand sommeil noir** Josef SZULC (1875-1956) Clair de lune, op.83/1* Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) The sky above the roof (1908)** Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Sur l’herbe (1907)** Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934) Il pleure dans mon coeur (1896)* Charles KOECHLIN (1867-1950) La chanson des ingénues, op.22/1 (1900-1)** Lisa Milne (soprano)*, Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano)**, Iain Burnside (piano) Recorded at The Warehouse, London, 27th February 2002**, 28th February-1st March 2002* Released by arrangement with the BBC BLACK BOX BBM1073 [63:50] [CH]

A disc notable for the programme itself and for Susan Bickley’s contributions. … See Full Review

An English Fantasy for Viola and Harp Arnold BAX (1883-1953) Fantasy Sonata (1927) Frank BRIDGE (1879-1941) Three Pieces; Berceuse (1901) Serenade (1903) Cradle Song (1902) Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Romance for Viola and piano [transc harp] Six Studies in English Folk Song (1926) Fantasia on Greensleeves (1934) Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) English folk Tunes (1943) The Salley Gardens Little Sir William O Can Ye Sew Cushions? The Trees They Grow So High The Ash Grove Oliver Cromwell Percy GRAINGER (1882-1961) The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol (1911) Doris Lederer (viola) Jude Mollenhauer (harp) Recorded LSU Recital Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge CENTAUR CRC 2570 [69.21] [JW]

An attractive programme, excellently produced with commensurately good sound quality from the Centaur team … see Full Review

Horowitz: HMV Recordings 1932-34 - Domenico SCARLATTI (1685-1757) Sonatas: b minor L.33/Kk.87 (4.6.1935), G major L.487/Kk.125 (2.6.1935) - Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Sonata in E flat major Hob.XVI/52 (11.11.1932) - Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Arabesque in C major op.18 (6.5.1934), Traumes Wirren op.12/7 (15.11.1933) - Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849) Mazurkas: f minor op.7/3 [not e minor op.41/2 as stated] (15.11.1933; the given date 29.5.1933 refers to the recording of op.41/2 not included here), c sharp minor op.50/3 (2.6.1935), Etudes op.10: 4 in c sharp minor, 5 in G flat major (2.6.1935) - Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) Etude XI: Pour les arpèges composés (6.5.1934) - Francis POULENC (1899-1963) Pastourelle (L’Eventail de Jeanne no.8), Toccata (3 Pièces no.2) (11.11.1932) - Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908) arr. Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) The Flight of the Bumble-Bee (from Tsar Saltan) (11.11.1932) - Igor STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) Danse Russe (from Petrushka) (11.11.1932) - Franz LISZT (1811-1886) Sonata in b minor (12.11.1932) Vladimir Horowitz (piano) - All recorded in EMI Abbey Road Studios no.3, dates as above - CD transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn NAXOS HISTORICAL 8.110606 [77:31] [CH]

Some of the most astounding piano playing ever committed to disc. … see Full Review

Hans HOTTER: Lieder and Operatic Scenes - 1942–1973 Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828): Winterreise D 911* [70’22"] - Recorded in the Brahms-Saal, Vienna, 15-18 December 1961 - Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D 583 [3’34"] - Im Frühling D 882 [4’21"] - Recorded in the Sofiensaal, Vienna, 1 – 5 May and 16 August 1973 - Schwanengesang D 957 (excerpts) - ‘Liebesbotschaft’ [3’16"] - ‘Die Stadt’ [2’57" - ‘Der Doppelgänger’ [4’23"] - ‘Die Taubenpost’ [3’47"] - Alinde D 904 [4’45"] - An dies Entfernete D 765 [2’30"] - Hugo WOLF (1860 –1903): Mörike Lieder (excerpts) - ‘Die Tambour’ [2’30"] - ‘Nimmersatte Liebe’ [2’19"] - ‘Jägerlied’ [1’07"] - ‘Denk es, o Seele’ [3’10"] - Italienisches Liederbuch (excerpts) - ‘Der Mond hat eine schwere Klag’ erhoben’ [1’45"] - ‘Heb auf dein blondes Haupt’ [2’06"] - ‘Schon streckt’ ich aus’ [1’59"] - ‘Ein Ständchen Euch zu bringen’ [1’21"] - Drei Lieder nach Gedichten von Michelangelo - ‘Wohl denk’ ich oft an mein verganges Leben’ [2’05"] - ‘Alles endet, was entstehet’ [4’47"] - ‘Fühlt meine Seele das ersehnte Licht’ [4’40"] - Spanisches Liederbuch, Part II (excerpts) - ‘Wenn du zuden Blumen gehst’ [2’52"] - ‘Wer sein holdes Lieb verloren’ [2’19"] - Der Musikant [1’47"] - Der Soldat I [1’25"] - Anakreons Grab [3’00"] - Der verzweifelte Liebhaber [0’58"] - Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949): All mein’ Gedanken, mein Herz und mein Sinn Op. 21, No. 1 [1’24"] - Nachtgang Op. 29, No. 3 [3’04"] - Du meines Herzens Krönelein Op. 21, No. 2 [2’11"] - Gefunden Op. 56, No. 1 [2’16"] - Himmelsboten Op. 32, No. 5 [3’17"] - Ach, weh mir unglückhaftem Mann Op.21, No.4 [2’21"] - Recorded in the Sofiensaal, Vienna, 1 – 5 May, 6 August 1973; 14 May, 1975 - Carl LOEWE (1796-1869): Odins Meeresritt, Op. 118 [5’10"] - Die wandelnde Glocke Op. 20, No 3 [2’03"] - Hochzeitlied Op 20, No 1 [5’23"] - Hinkende Jamben Op. 62, Heft 1 No 5 [1’02"] - Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Auf dem Kirchhofe Op. 105, No 4 [2’54"] - Rühe, Süssliebchen, im Schatten Op. 33 No 9 [5’33"] - Mit vierzig Jahren Op. 94, No 1 [3’56"] - Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901): Aida: ‘Wheh, mein Vater!’ – ‘Zu dir fürht mich - ein Ernster Grund’ ** [7’16"] - Recorded in the Grosser Musikvereinsaal, Vienna, 19-21 March 1961 - Otello: ‘Ich glaube an eine Gott’*** [4’20"] - ‘Zur Nachtzeit war es’*** [3’06"] - Recorded in Munich, April 1943 - Georges BIZET (1838-1875): Carmen: ‘Euren Gruss kann ich wohl erwidern’ ***** [3’02] - Ruggiero LEONCAVALLO (1857-1919) Pagliacci: ‘Schaut her, ich bin’s’ ****** [4’37"] - Recorded in Berlin, April 1942 - Richard WAGNER (1813-1883): DerFliegende Holländer: ‘Die Frist ist um’*** [8’45"] - Recorded in Munich, April 1943 - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: - ‘Was duftet doch die Flieder’****** [6’43"] -
Recorded in Berlin, April 1942 - ‘Wahn, Wahn, überall Wahn’******* [7’00"] - Die Walküre: - ‘Leb wohl du kühnes, herrliches Kind’******* [8’45"] - Recorded in Berlin November – December 1942 Hans Hotter (bass-baritone) - Geoffrey Parsons (piano) - *Erik Werba (piano) - ** Gloria Davy (soprano); Staatliches Wiener Volksopern-Orchester conducted by Arego Quadri - *** Bayerisches Staatsorchester conducted by Heinrich Hollreiser - ***** Chor und ****** Orchester des Deutschen Opernhauses, Berlin conducted by Artur Rother - ******* Orchester der Staatsoper, Berlin conducted by Robert Heger DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON Original Masters 474 006-2 [3CDs: 78’17"+76’31"+80’11"] [JQ]

Burnished, heroic tone just comes pouring out of the loudspeakers … the years roll back and we hear the glory of his youthful voice. … see Full Review

SilvesterKonzert (Gala from Berlin) Invitation to the Dance (2001) Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 – 1750) Suite No. 3 BWV 1068 Gavotte (1723) -
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 – 1791)
Divertimento in D major K334 Menuetto (1780) - Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D Major, K382 (1782 ) - Giuseppe VERDI (1813 – 1901) Aida - Dance of the Little Moorish Slaves (1871) - Antonin DVOŘÁK (1841 – 1904) Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op. 46, No. 8. (1878) - Peter Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840 – 1893) The NutcrackerWaltz of the Flowers (1892) - Jean SIBELIUS (1865 – 1957) Valse Triste Op. 44 (1904) - Johann STRAUSS II (1825 – 1899) Kaiserwalzer Op. 437 (1889) -Zoltan KODALY (1882 – 1967) Dances from Galanta (1933) - Horacio SALGAN arr. Jose Carli (contemporary) A fuego lento (1955) - Zequinha de ABREU / Aloysio OLIVIERO, arr. Cliff COLNOT (1848 - 1880) Tico Tico (1803) - Johann STRAUSS II (1825 – 1899) Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 (1868) - Josef CARLI El firulete (1803) - Johannes BRAHMS (1833 – 1893) Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G Minor (1869) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim (also pianist in Mozart Rondo) - Directed by Hans Hulscher - recorded 31st December 2001 at the Philharmonie, Berlin (DVD) TDK10 5184-9 DV SG2001 [97 mins] [JP]


If you are attracted by either the repertoire, or indeed the opportunity to witness an end of year celebration, then this is the DVD for you. ...See Full Review

Sharon Isbin Plays Baroque Favorites for Guitar Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 - 1750) Violin Concerto in a, BWV 1041 (1729) (arr. Bergstrom/Isbin) [13.39] - Keyboard Concerto BWV 1056: Adagio (1729) (arr. Tureck/Isbin) [2.50] - Prelude for Lute in d, BWV 999 (1740?) (arr. Isbin) [2.10] - Cantata #147: ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’ (1716) (arr. Duarte) [2.56] Antonio VIVALDI (1678 - 1741) Concerto for Guitar and Strings, R 93 (>1735?) (arr. Pujol/Isbin) [11.40] - Concerto for Guitar and Strings, R 82 (>1735?) (arr. Pujol/Isbin) [10.17] Tommaso ALBINONI (1671 - 1751) Adagio (fragment, reconstructed 1945 by Remo Gaziotto) (arr. Duarte) [7.51] Sharon Isbin, guitar - Zürcher Kammerochester/Howard Griffiths - Recorded at ZKO-Haus, Zurich, Switzerland, October 2002 - Notes in English, Français, Deutsch WARNER CLASSICS 0927 45312-2 [51.58] [PS]

Interesting, at times commendable, at times eccentric, performances. Tureck fans, Bach completists and guitar collectors will want it … see Full Review

Jewish Chamber Music for Viola and Piano - Ernest BLOCH (1880-1959) Suite for Viola and Piano (1919) - Alexander WEPRIK (1899-1958) Songs of the Dead, Op. 4 * - Kaddisch, Op. 6 * - Chant Rigoreux, Op. 9 * - Rhapsody, Op. 11 * - Alexander KREJN (1883-1951) Ornaments, Op. 42 - Michael GNESIN (1883-1957) Minstrel's Song, Op. 34 * - Song of Marianne, Op. 37, No. 2 * - Grigorij GAMBURG (1900-1967) Two pieces from "The Song of Songs", Op. 5 * Tabea Zimmermann, viola - Jascha Nemtsov, piano - Recorded 6th- 7th October 1999, Kammermusikstudio SWR Stuttgart, Germany HÄNSSLER CLASSIC 98.008 [78.28] [NH]

An extremely worthwhile foray into 20th century Jewish music, crowned by one of Bloch's best! … see Full Review

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Rudolf Kempe (1910-1976) CD 1: Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897) Tragic Overture, op.81 (1) - Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony no.4 in E flat – "Romantic" (2) - CD 2: Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Symphony no.3 in E flat, op.55 – "Eroica" (3) - Hugo WOLF (1860-1903) Italian Serenade (4) - Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Daphnis et Chloë – Suite no.2 (5) - Johann STRAUSS II (1825-1899) Leichtes Blut – Polka schnell, op.319 (6) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (1), Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (2, 4, 5), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (3), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (6)/Rudolf Kempe - Rec. Locations: Grunewaldkirche, Berlin (1), Herkulessaal, Munich (2, 4, 5), Smetana Hall, Prague (3), Musikverein, Vienna (6); Dates: 19-23.1.1960 (1), 25.11.1972 (2), 22.5.1974 (3), 17.6.1971 (4), 10.12.1974 (5), 21-22.12.1960 (6). 2, 4 and 5 are live studio recordings and 3 is a live performance; 2-5 are issued for the first time - Great Conductors Of The 20th Century: Vol. 28 EMI CLASSICS IMG ARTISTS 5 75950 2 [2 CDs: 77:07, 79:07] [CH]

One of the highpoints of this series. Those new to Kempe will be left in no doubt of his stature, while admirers will be rewarded with some important new issues. … see Full Review

King of Glory - Evensong from Salisbury The service includes: Gerald FINZI (1901-1956) Anthem: Lo, the full final sacrifice and chants William WALTON (1902-1983) Set me as a seal Richard LLOYD (b. 1933) Settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from the Salisbury Service Geoffrey BUSH (b.1920) OrganVoluntary: Trumpet March David Halls (organ) Salisbury Cathedral Choir/Simon Lole Recorded in Salisbury Cathedral in February 2003, DDD GRIFFIN GCCD4041 [73:09] [IL]

When our treasured English traditions are threatened by the corrosive values of today’s dumbed-down, multi-cultural society, the beauty of the famous Salisbury service is balm indeed. … see Full Review

 

[Detailed listing (last two days)]
[Part 1 New]  [Part 2 A-B] [Part 3 C-L]
[Part 4 M-R]  [Part 5 S-Z]
[Part 6 Misc A-L] 
[Part 7 Misc M-Z]
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